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GU-Q: PHIL 099: Political & Social Thought

Why Cite Sources?

To make your arguments more credible. 

Use the best evidence to support your claims.

To show you have done your research.

Make it clear to your audience that you have researched your subject and know what you are talking about.

To build a foundation for your paper.

Scholarship builds on the earlier work of others. What journal articles and books inspired your argument?

To allow your readers to find the sources for themselves.

A bibliography provides them with the information needed to locate the original work.